Data Fitness Connector (DFC)

by Intelligenate, LLC

Wirelessly connect your Peloton bike to third-party apps, fitness watches, and more

View all updates Apr 30, 2021

New Feature!

by Jason V

For this week’s update, we wanted to share a previously unannounced feature that’s built-in to DFC. Those with an eye for details may have noticed a large component on the back of the board. As shown below, that part holds a battery that allows DFC to work with one less cable to manage. Once the battery is fully supported, you’ll have the option to power DFC using either a USB cable or a battery.

It runs great off the battery, but we wanted to ensure that it could hold a charge for several months. We waited until this week to announce it because we finally received a piece of test equipment (one that we ordered last year!) that will allow us to optimize for battery life. As mentioned in the Risks & Challenges section, supply chains are causing trouble all over, so we’re just glad we get to work on this while the campaign is still live!

In addition to battery support, DFC includes another bonus feature that we think some of you will really like. Once again, though, we’re holding off on the details until we’ve had a chance to test it thoroughly. So stay tuned!

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DFC Fitness Edition

Data Fitness Connector is a Bluetooth device that allows Peloton bikes to communicate with third-party apps, fitness watches, and head units—a feature that's not available on stock Peloton bikes. It reads power and cadence data in realtime, through a cable connected to your bike, and broadcasts them to nearby devices. The DFC Fitness Edition is ready to go out of the box and includes an enclosure, a 3.5 mm data cable, and a USB Type-C cable for power.


$99

DFC Maker Edition

Data Fitness Connector is a Bluetooth device that allows Peloton bikes to communicate with fitness watches, head units, and apps—a feature that's not available on stock Peloton bikes. It reads power and cadence data in realtime, through a cable connected to your bike, and broadcasts them to nearby devices. The Maker Edition includes the DFC circuit board, a 3.5 mm data cable, and optional connectors that you can solder on to expand its capabilities: a 20-pin IDC cable header, two 10-pin pin-headers for connecting to other circuits, three headers, and three jumpers for enabling optional signal configurations. It does not include a case or a USB Type-C cable.

Credits

Intelligenate, LLC

Intelligenate designs and develops interesting projects ranging from the functional to the whimsical.


Jason Veneman

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